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Our top YA books of the month for December 2020

  • This month we have a 1980s-set coming-of-age story, a tale of homelessness and resilience, and two of the best new fantasy titles
  • Every month we recommend great reads for teens to add to your TBR pile
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Each month, we’ll share four of the books we reviewed. If you read any of them, share on social media, and don’t forget to tag us @youngposthk!

A Crooked Tree

A Crooked TreeThis coming-of-age story explores conflict and harassment, but also the lighter side of adolescence, all set against the neon outfits and hard metal music of the 1980s.

Read our review here and buy a copy here.


LostAward-winning author Ele Fountain is back with a thought-provoking tale of two sibling forced out of their home onto the streets of an Indian city

Read our review here and buy a copy here.

The Grandest Bookshop in the World

The Grandest Bookshop in the WorldThe second instalment of French author Christelle Dabos’ Mirror Visitors quartet follows the magically-endowed Ophelia as she is given a new job ahead of her arranged marriage. But when she finds herself receiving death threats, she realises there is far more going on in her new city than she could have imagined.

Read our review here and buy a copy here.

Queen of Coin and Whispers

Queen of Coin and WhispersHelen Corcoran’s debut novel is a fresh approach to fantasy that won’t disappoint long-time fans, but will also engage a whole new generation of readers as they follow new, idealistic queen Lia and her chief spymaster, Xania.

Read our review here and buy a copy here.

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